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Pianist Paul Wittgenstein
By Dan Wilson, London

Horst Mohr asked [990202 MMDigest]:

> Paul Wittgenstein lost one arm in World War I.  Some composers
> wrote piano music especially for him and he performed a
> "Concerto for the Left Hand".  Does my memory serve me right ?

Yes.  Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) had several works written for him,
including one by Richard Strauss and one by Benjamin Britten.  The
Concerto was by Ravel and is very often played nowadays by two-armed
pianists.  Paul was one of eight children, one of whom was the
philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Dan Wilson, London


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